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9 Jul 2024

Specialist, Led Control Systems

🇺🇸 Atlanta, GA, USA
Full Time
4+ years exp.

Who are we:
A professional basketball team and state-of-the-art arena/entertainment venue that specializes in creating memorable experiences for each guest we interact with. Some of our favorite things are live sports, concerts, comedy shows, family shows, and most any other world-class event you can think of, and we’re looking for someone who shares the same interests. We live for the fast-paced world of sports & live entertainment, and as such, we work hard, run fast, execute flawlessly, and party it up when it all comes together. Lastly, we strive to deliver wonderful experiences that create lasting memories, and we prefer to surround ourselves with those who are the best at what they do.

Who are you:
An enthusiastic lover of sports, live entertainment, and people. You have true passion for engaging in meaningful interactions and creating memorable experiences for all guests. You strive to be helpful, engaging, and knowledgeable of all things Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena. You enjoy being a part of an exciting and dynamic group, and you’re committed to continuously enhancing the productivity and effectiveness of your team. Lastly, you enjoy working hard and celebrating hard, and you’d be shocked if guests weren’t positively impacted by their interactions with you.

Position Summary: The Specialist, LED Control Systems will be responsible for operating Ross XPression Systems, Daktronics Show Control, and Venus Control Suite to program, design, animate, and operate for Atlanta Hawks Basketball, State Farm Arena, and College Park SkyHawks. To execute technical implementations and produce system and content-related features for the Live Production Team.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for programming all events at State Farm Arena including but not limited to Atlanta Hawks Basketball, internal events for the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena, and more. Candidate will report to the Director, Live Production.
  • Operate XPression, Dashboard and Show Control in the execution of the in-game show for all events as directed at State Farm Arena including but not limited to Atlanta Hawks Basketball, State Farm Arena clients as directed, and College Park Skyhawks
  • Develop templates and system features in Ross XPression Tessera and XPression Studio
  • Create, program and operate Ross Dashboard as it corresponds to the rundown for live programs
  • Develop, deploy, and train operators to use system features for on-air or live production environments.
  • Responsible for quality control for all aspects of graphic and video production
  • Responsible for fact-checking, research and art/video consistency for their respective projects. (This includes using images and audio any approved sources)
  • Assist with the operation of State Farm Arena Daktronics Outdoor displays via Venus Control Suite
  • Assist with maintenance and service of any Xpression and Daktronics equipment as needed within the State Farm Arena
  • Program Daktronics Show Control and Venus Control Suite (on-prem and Cloud) as it corresponds to the rundown for live programs
  • Candidate will be a liaison between Live Programming and the Global Partnership team and assist with needs throughout the organization
  • Assigned other duties as applicable (This may include file management, content organization Involvement in the maintenance, upgrade, and overall operation of content-related systems throughout the company environment.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Preferred Bachelor's degree in Communications, Visual Media, or Computer Science and/or 4 years of experience in graphic and video production
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in broadcast or sports entertainment display systems with a focus on XPression studio, Ross Tessera, and Ross Dashboard

Required Skills

  • Candidate must be a strong communicator. This position and subsequent team will communicate directly with multiple internal and external stakeholders and will collaborate with other teams to execute within brand guidelines
  • Must have 2 or more years of experience in a computer programming or coding language (e.g. C, Visual Basic, Python, Java) and the ability to visually develop algorithms for coding/programming purposes
  • Proficiency in a Ross Xpression software environment with data feed integration (including Tessera, Dashboard, Datalinq, and INcoder)
  • Proficiency with Daktronics software with data feed integration (including Show Control and Venus Control Suite)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software suite
  • Possess strong graphic production skills and hands-on experience with video, HD display operations, and integrated audio in a live sports entertainment environment
  • Be able to work well under pressure, be self-motivated, and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work well with other graphic producers, editors, and game presentation staff to collaborate and establish an effective workflow within the team environment
  • Candidate must be able to adapt to ever-changing requests, design edits and revisions and must be able to take direction and produce an approved finished product on time
  • Candidate must be flexible in working hours including nights, weekends, and holidays when needed
  • Adobe Creative Cloud, 3D Animation, and Motion Graphics experience are a relevant added benefit, but not required
  • Candidate may supply web links portfolio showing relevant work and experience

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

If this opportunity looks exciting to you, please complete the application process. Go Hawks!

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